2008-05-07

Mitsubishi Electric Supplies 11 More Diamond Vision(TM) LED Scoreboards to PGA TOUR

Mitsubishi Electric, the Official High-Definition Television and the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR, is supplying 11 additional state-of-the-art Diamond Vision(TM: 105.66, +0.54, +0.51%) LED high-definition scoreboards for PGA TOUR events. This completes the TOUR's initiative to upgrade the scoreboard technology to provide a better on-site experience for fans.
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2008-05-06

LED lighting a green investment

A federal energy bill approved in December will require a 70 percent increase in lighting efficiency by 2020, spelling trouble for the inefficient incandescent lightbulb.The year 2020 is several lightbulb changes away, but Roger Deane is not waiting to tap into the latest in green technology for lighting his Scottsdale home. An admitted electronics enthusiast, Deane has converted all his interior and exterior lighting to light-emitting diodes, or LED lighting.
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2008-05-06

Lightscape Technologies Forms Strategic Partnership With Major Advertising Agency

Lightscape Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: LTSC), an operator of outdoor LED billboards and provider of LED solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with a unit of Ogilvy & Mather Group, a leading global advertising agency, in order to secure advertising contracts for Lightscape's growing LED media network in China and Hong Kong.
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2008-05-06

Darnell forecasts strong advance for LED lighting

Darnell Group's first edition of "LED Driver ICs: Worldwide Forecasts" examines the projected growth path for solid-state lighting out to 2013. The forecasts are based on a detailed analysis of 53 application subsegments in small LED backlight units (BLUs) (<7"); medium LCD BLUs (7 to 15"); large LCD BLUs (>15"); automobiles; light trucks; commercial trucks and buses; signs, signals, and billboards; illumination; projection displays; and photographic lighting.
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2008-05-06

BLU makers expect huge growth for LED backlighting in notebooks in 2H08

It's reported that Backlight unit (BLU) suppliers are gearing up their shipments of LED BLUs for notebook PCs, with makers' shipments for the segment expected to rise sharply in the second half of the year, according to company and market sources.Demand for LED backlighting in notebook applications has been rising fast, with LCD panel makers generally predicting a 20% penetration rate for LEDs in the notebook PC market by the end of this year.
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2008-05-05

Wyked Illuzionz Launches New Website for Motorcycle LED Lights

Wyked Illuzionz, a Maryland-based small business that sells and installs LED (light emitting diode) lights on motorcycles, announced the release of a new website designed to be a nationwide source of information for motorcyclists and to make the online purchase and subsequent installation of motorcycle accent lighting easier.The Wyked Iluzionz sales staff and professionally trained installers are motorcycle enthusiasts themselves so they understand the connection a biker has to his bike and the value they place on their ride.
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2008-05-05

Domestic enterprises eyeing huge market potential for LED lamps

In early 2008, the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission co-issued the Interim measures on the management of financial subsidies fund for the promotion of efficient lighting products. It is announced that from this year on, the government will promote 50 million energy-saving lamps all over the country annually in the form of financial subsidies fund. The subsidies for users with large-quantity demand such as schools and hospitals are 30 percent of the price for each energy-saving lamp, and for residents in cities and countryside, 50 percent.
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2008-05-05

Taiwan-based LED maker Wanstar lands 16,000 unit street light order

It’s reported that Taiwan-based LED maker Wanstar Technology has announced the company will start shipping its newly developed LED street lights to a US-based lighting company and expects to complete 16,000 units before February of 2009. Wanstar's new LED street light features a heatsink cover, which can maintain the light's temperature at around 50-degrees Fahrenheit in an average environment temperature of 68-degrees Fahrenheit.
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2008-05-05

Zeiss stereomicroscope has LED illumination

The Stemi DV4 on the C LED stand features integrated LED illumination units for reflected light, transmitted light and mixed lightCarl Zeiss enhances the performance of its Stemi DV4 stereomicroscope with a new illumination systemThe LEDs provide excellent light intensity with low power consumption and a long service life of the illumination system (approx 25,000 operating hours) Thanks to white light illumination in daylight quality, the objects are visualised in high contrast and natural colors.
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2008-04-29

Cypress EZ-Color™ Solution Adds ColorLock™ Optical Feedback Support To Help LED Designers Maintain Perfect Color

On April 28, 2008, Cypress Semiconductor Corp.(NYSE:CY) announced significant enhancements for its award winning EZ-Color™ design solution for intelligent color and white LED lighting systems. The new ColorLock™ feature enables designers to use optical feedback to automatically ensure precise color points over time and temperature for applications such as LCD backlighting, architectural lighting and more. The EZ-Color solution also adds new tools to further support white lighting design.
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2008-04-29

Italy Quick launches Marine Lighting division dedicated to LED research and development

Quick srl Nautical Equipment, Italian and world leader in the production of nautical accessories, issues a new challenge with the launch of its Quick Marine Lighting division. Through the design and manufacture of lighting fixtures for the marine market, this new division offers high quality in both technology and choice of materials.Qualified, experienced staff constantly search for innovative solutions. A high-tech laboratory with advanced equipment allows rigorous testing. All ensure Quick Marine Lighting products meet the requirements of the nautical sector.
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2008-04-28

O2Micro Issued Patent for LED String Driver Architecture

O2Micro(R) International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM) (SEHK:0457), a leading supplier of innovative power management, and security components and systems, was issued 10 claims under United States patent number 7,339,323 for its LED String Driver Architecture. O2Micro's patented invention is used to drive an LED string. Product applications to drive battery gauge LEDs include cell phones, digital cameras, notebook computers, electric vehicles, power tools and other portable devices.
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2008-04-28

Taiwan's AU Optronics to set up $50 mln LED firm

Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp (2409.TW), the world's third-largest LCD maker, said on Friday its board has approved a plan to set up a T$1.5 billion ($50 million) company making light emitting diode (LED) backlights for displays. The move aims to help the company secure supplies of LED backlights, a key component for thin liquid crystal displays, the company said in a statement to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. It gave no timetable or other details.
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2008-04-28

Catalyst Delivers Quad-Mode LED Drivers

Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its line of patented, Quad-Mode fractional charge pump LED drivers with two high-resolution brightness devices, featuring 32-dimming levels to provide enhanced LCD backlight control in emerging portable product applications. The CAT3647 and CAT3648 address the need for high-resolution LCD control and longer battery life in cell phones, digital cameras and other handheld devices, where designers constantly need to balance higher performance features with longer battery life.
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2008-04-24

Kim Lighting Launches LED Site Lightform Bollard Series

Kim Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, announced today its Site Lightform Bollard Series now includes new super bright white LED technology.
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2008-04-23

Lamina Announces CO2 Offset Certification for LED Products

Lamina Lighting Incorporated (Lamina), an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, has announced that the use of their new TitanTurbo TruColor LED product has been certified to avoid more than 3 tons of CO2 emissions into the earth’s atmosphere as compared to its incandescent equivalent. This certification was awarded to the product by First Climate (formerly called the 3C Group). Lamina is also engaging this Frankfurt-based company to help them achieve total “climate neutrality” throughout all company operations.
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2008-04-23

Taiwan LED makers shine in the market

The total operating revenue of Taiwan LED companies this March hit $188 million, up 18.4 percent month-on-month compared to the prior month's $161 million and up 17.17 percent y-on-y. This is according to the latest statistics from LEDinside, a subsidiary division of DRAMeXchange Tech Inc.The total operating revenue of LED crystal grain manufacturers grew 15.31 percent over the last month. Operating revenues of LED-packaging manufactures climbed 20.89 percent from February's figures.
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2008-04-22

LCD panel makers gearing up for low-cost notebooks

LCD panel makers are gearing up their development for the growing market trend of low-cost notebooks, with the makers planning new sizes and applications for the segment.AUO plans to adopt LED backlighting for all of its notebook panels by the end of 2011, in line with its goal to roll out lighter, thinner and more power-saving solutions. The maker will also give heavy emphasis to 16:9 notebook panels, according to Peng.
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2008-04-22

CMO aims to become top IT panel supplier by end of 2009

It's reported that Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) is aiming to have the world's largest capacity for IT panels by the end of 2009 in terms of capacity from its fifth-generation (5G), 5.5G and 6G lines.
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2008-04-21

TSMC Buys into LED Epitaxy Wafer Business

Venture capital firm VentureTech Alliance, mostly owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), recently put around US$40 million into LED epitaxy-wafer maker BridgeLux of the United States for a seat at the company`s director board.
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2008-04-21

LED driver handles automotive conditions

The ISL78100 can use a DC bias current or an external PWM signal for more accurate control of the LED colour temperature.Intersil has released the ISL78100, a high-power integrated LED driver designed for display backlighting and body electronics applications. The ISL78100 is designed to withstand harsh automotive environments and can be configured to optimally drive from one to eight high-brightness LEDs, while being capable of operating in boost, buck or SEPIC configurations.
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2008-04-21

16bit LED driver improves full-color image quality

Texas Instruments Inc. has released a 16-channel, 50 mA constant-current sink LED driver, with an input voltage of up to 17V. The TLC5943's integrated enhanced spectrum pulse-width modulation (PWM) improves image quality and reduces flicker noise in monochrome, multicolor and full-color LED displays, as well as LED signboards and display backlighting.
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2008-04-18

AUO to roll out LED TV panels this year

It's reported that AU Optronics (AUO) will roll out LED TV panels in small volume this year, chiefly in the 40-inch class, but the company is still evaluating whether the TV segment will adopt a strategy as aggressive the one for notebooks as far as LED backlighting is concerned, according to Yong-Hong Lu, AUO's vice president for Global Supply Chain Management.
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2008-04-17

LED modules provide low-power light

Despite producing a 50lm output with all LEDs illuminated, the SEPW devices are not power hungry, using just 100lm/W (at 20mA) with all LEDs illuminated.
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2008-04-17

Citizen Plans to Bolster LED Research, Targets Lighting Market

Citizen Holdings Co., a Japanese maker of watches and industrial machinery, plans to increase the number of research workers dedicated to light-emitting diodes as the devices replace incandescent bulbs in homes and offices. The company will allocate almost half its research employees of about 200 to LED development as soon as possible, rising from 10 percent now, Mitsuyuki Kanamori, who was appointed president of Tokyo-based Citizen on April 1, said in a Bloomberg Television interview broadcast today.
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2008-04-16

PennWell announces new LED Japan/Strategies in Light event

To be held in Tokyo on October 16-17, the conference will center on the worldwide market for high-brightness LEDs. 
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2008-04-15

Upcoming Sony LCD HDTVs specs' leaked: LED backlighting in the works

Springtime doesn't just bring flowers, short shorts and silly Red Sox pranks. No, it also brings new information on HDTVs that will be released throughout the year. Someone at BGR got a hold of Sony's HDTV roadmap for its LCD lineup and it looks like the XBR6, XBR7 and XBR8 will getting a little more than a new coat of paint, the XBR8 especially.
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2008-04-15

Sony leak reveals bold LED HD TV plans

More contrast all round, as Bravia televisions get major boostIn a move that could have a major impact on the display industry, a leaked report discovered on Monday suggests that Sony will offer LED-backlit screens in its high-end Bravia line of HD TVs this autumn.According to the Boy Genius Report, Sony's not-so-secret roadmap includes an LED-backlit display on its Bravia XBR line, as well as support for DLNA media sharing and online program guides, all of which will appear in the as-yet announced XBR7.More contrasty
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2008-04-15

Council to consider LED sign suspension today

The Hutchinson City Council will discuss during a study session today whether to place a moratorium on LED signs in Hutchinson.Hutchinson's current sign code does not address LED signs, which are becoming a trend. However, staff and a consultant are working on a new code that will, among other things, regulate LED signs specifically. The new code should be ready by October.
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2008-04-14

LED-based cycling safety jacket wins Dyson award

A cycling safety jacket with embedded light-emitting diodes (LED) which was tested around London has won a prestigious James Dyson international design award at an event in New York.UK-based designer Michael Chen developed the Reactiv cycle jacket with LEDs that illuminate and change colour in response to the cyclists behaviour, turning red when brakes are applied, flashing green with acceleration and lighting up in amber to indicate a turn.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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